Jamie Vardy retires from International Football

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Jamie Vardy calls his time on England in talks with manager Gareth Southgate

Vardy playing for England

Jamie Vardy has all but retired from International football, with his focus now on Leicester City.

The Foxes star turns 32 in January with his age and a number of other factors contributing to his decision.

Vardy has played 26 times for England scoring 7 goals

Lack of game time, age and wanting to spend more time with his family has played a big part in his plans for his decision.

Gareth Southgate told Vardy that he “has a lot to offer”, but he also understood his reasoning.

Vardy told the Guardian newspaper:

“I’m not getting any younger and you can see, to be fair to the gaffer, he wants to make it more youthful, which obviously had its benefits during the World Cup – we got to the semi-finals and finished fourth, which is equal to the furthest we have ever been on foreign soil. So I just said to Gareth that I think it’s probably best from now on, especially with the way he wants to go, to bring youngsters in who he thinks have got the ability and start nurturing them into international football.

Jamie went on to say that he would only be open to return to England in case of an injury crisis.

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